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Kelly, Charles, 1889-1971



  • Existence: 1889 - 1971

biographical statement

Charles Kelly (1889-1971) was a writer of Western history and a collector of Western lore and an historian.

Charles Kelly was bron on February 3, 1889 in Cedar Springs, Michigan to parents Alfred and Flora Lepard Kelly.He attended Valparaiso University in Indiana where he never finnished degree but instead went to explore the country. He then married Harriett Greener. He was a writer of Western history and a collector of Western lore and an historian of the American West whose work focuses on activities in the western salt deseret of Utah and Nevada. He was also a printer, painter and superintendent of Capitol Reef National Monument. He was a partner for the Western Priting Company, where he remained until 1940. He later settled and died in Salt Lake City, Utah in April of 1971.

familysearch, via WWW, December 14, 2022 (Charles Kelly; b. Feb 3, 1889;d. apr 1971; United States Social Security Death Index) via WWW, December 14, 2022 (Charles Kelly collection, 1925-1946; information about his career was taken from the biographical note on this website)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Kelly collection of Western photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 131
Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs and negatives (both nitrate and safety film negatives) taken by Charles Kelly in 1928 during a visit to Glacier National Park. Also includes images of Utah archaeological mounds and of Mark R. Harrington and his wife. Dated approximately 1910-1969.

Dates: approximately 1910-1969

Utah's black Friday : history of the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 402
Scope and Contents

Unpublished typewritten booklength history of the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

Dates: 1969

Additional filters:

Immigration and American Expansion 2
Overland Journeys to the Western United States 2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
Drafts (Documents) 1
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Utah -- Photographs. 1